BC: Sources "American Writers and Their Works, 19th Century, 1851-1900." American Literature Chronology: 19th Century. Sam Houston State University. 13 July 2008
FC: Ten of the Most Influential American Writers 1860-Present
1: In no particular order, ten Americans whose literature I feel has had a significant impact on the world, especially in their homeland.
3: Harper Lee Author of To Kill a Mockingbird
5: Mark Twain Author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
7: Robert Frost Author of "Nothing Gold Can Stay," "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening," and "Fire and Ice"
9: John Steinbeck Author of The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men
11: J. D. Salinger Author of The Catcher in the Rye
13: F. Scott Fitzgerald Author of The Great Gatsby
15: Sylvia Plath Author of "Daddy" and "Lady Lazarus"
17: Jack Kerouac Author of On the Road
19: Tennessee Williams Author of A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
21: Ernest Hemingway Author of A Farewell to Arms and The Old Man and the Sea